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Fictional femininity : new millennial narratives of middle-aged womanhood

McKay, Jade 2010, Fictional femininity : new millennial narratives of middle-aged womanhood, Ph.D. thesis, School of Communication and Creative Arts, Deakin University.


Title Fictional femininity : new millennial narratives of middle-aged womanhood
Author McKay, Jade
Institution Deakin University
School School of Communication and Creative Arts
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Education
Degree name Ph.D.
Date submitted 2010
Keyword(s) Fiction - History and criticism - 21st century
Feminism in literature - History and criticism - 21st century
Middle-aged women in literature - History and criticism - 21st century
Middle class in literature - History and criticism - 21st century
Women, White, in literature - History and criticism - 21st century
Summary This thesis examines gender-political representations of middle-aged, middle-class, white women in a sample of new millennial middlebrow novels. The findings demonstrate how popular contemporary fiction traffics a set of feminine norms that are complexly inflected by both feminism and the apolitical ethos of feminism.
Language eng
Description of original [vii], 292 leaves ; 30 cm.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30032383

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